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Warnock Tells His Players “Not To Breathe” On Spurs Players

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has warned his players “not to breathe” on some of Tottenham’s stars in a New Year’s Day clash between the sides over fears of playacting. England captain Harry Kane was booked for diving in Spurs’ shock 3-1 home loss to Wolves on Saturday, while Dele Alli has been repeatedly accused of going down easily. “I say …

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Samir Nasri Is Back In The Premier League

After an absence of two and a half years, Samir Nasri has returned to the Premier League. The Frenchman has been without a club for most of 2018 due to an 18 month doping ban dating back to mid-2017. But with that ban ending today, Nasri has joined West Ham on a six month deal, with an option to extend …

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Emery Fined £8,000 For Kicking Water Bottle Towards Fans

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery was fined £8,000 for kicking a water bottle into the crowd during his side’s Boxing Day draw at Brighton after admitting to a Football Association charge. “Unai Emery has been fined £8,000 after he admitted an FA improper conduct charge and accepted the standard penalty,” English football’s governing body announced said in a statement. The FA …

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Kompany: Manchester City Are Ready To Fight Liverpool

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany admitted the Premier League champions’ pride has been wounded by a recent shock run of three defeats in four Premier League games to fall seven points behind league leaders Liverpool. But ahead of the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s men to the Etihad on Thursday, Kompany issued a rallying cry to the City squad and fans …

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Guardiola Warns City’s Season Will End With Defeat To Liverpool

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Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City side a failure to beat Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday will effectively mean their title challenge is “over”. Reigning champions City revived their bid to retain the Premier League trophy with a 3-1 win away to Southampton on Sunday that followed shock defeats by Crystal Palace and Leicester. Victory at St …

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Three And Easy For Solskjaer As Pogba Stars Again In Man United Win

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Paul Pogba scored twice for the second time in five days as Manchester United’s revival since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho continued unabated with a 4-1 thrashing of Bournemouth at Old Trafford. A third consecutive victory since Solskjaer took caretaker charge until the end of the season keeps United eight points adrift of Chelsea in the fight …

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Watch: Mixed Fortunes For Hojbjerg As City Sail Past Saints

Manchester City showed they are willing to accept the challenge of Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title with a 3-1 win away to Southampton. Following shock defeats by Crystal Palace and Leicester, reigning champions City cut the gap between themselves and Premier League leaders Liverpool to seven points ahead of their meeting with the Merseysiders at the …

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Watch: Outrageous Skill From Rashford Leads To Pogba Goal

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Manchester United are currently 1-0 up against Bournemouth thanks to a goal from Paul Pogba in the fourth minute but Marcus Rashford is receiving all the plaudits.  Before kick-off, interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was praised for his team selection with Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial, Ashley Young and Eric Bailly coming back into the team while Romelu Lukaku had to settle …

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‘I Wanted To Kill Him’: Ranieri Rages At Kamara In Penalty Row

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri admitted he felt like “killing” Aboubakar Kamara after the French striker ignored instructions and took the missed penalty that almost cost the London side victory against Huddersfield on Saturday. Fulham secured a 1-0 win against their Premier League relegation rivals when Aleksandar Mitrovic scored in stoppage time. Minutes earlier, however, usual penalty taker Mitrovic had seen …

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Watch: Kante Goal Seals Win For Chelsea At Palace

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N’Golo Kante showed signs he is growing into his more advanced midfield role with a composed finish that gave Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday. Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has been criticised for moving Kante out of his more familiar position in front of the back four, with Jorginho filling the holding role. …

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Solskjaer Keen To Convince De Gea & Martial To Stay At Man Utd

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may only be in charge of Manchester United for the remainder of this season, but the interim manager wants to see Anthony Martial and David de Gea sign long-term contracts at Old Trafford. United have activated one-year extensions for both players in recent weeks, meaning they are tied to the club until the end of next season. …

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Delighted Jurgen Klopp Tells Players To Stay Focused

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Jurgen Klopp refused to get carried away with the growing expectation that Liverpool can lift the league title for the first time in 29 years saying his players must stay focussed after they thrashed Arsenal 5-1 on Saturday. Roberto Firmino’s hat-trick – the first by a Liverpool player against the Gunners since Peter Crouch in 2007 – as well as …

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Arsenal Defence Collapses As Liverpool Go Nine Points Clear

Liverpool will go into 2019 with at least a seven point lead in the Premier League. Ahead of their clash tonight with Arsenal, the Reds were handed a gift courtesy of Wolverhampton. Wolves’ 3-1 win at Wembley ensured that a win at Anfield would see Liverpool go nine points clear of Spurs. The momentum that saw them win their last …

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Wolves Puncture Spurs’ Momentum In Title Race

Premier League leaders Liverpool have been handed a gift in the form of a Wolverhampton win at Wembley. It’s great news for Manchester City also, having been demoted from likely runaway leaders to third place in recent weeks. Tottenham had won their last five league games to go second and six points behind Liverpool, but were upset by Wolves in …

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PA’s Premier League Mid-Season Report Cards: The Top Four

As the Premier League reaches its mid-way point, Pundit Arena takes a look at the mid-season report cards from the top four teams in the country. _____ Liverpool The Story So Far:  About as perfect a first half to a season as you’re likely to come across, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been the Premier League’s standout side in the opening …

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Sheffield Wednesday’s Forestieri

An arrest warrant for footballer Fernando Forestieri has been issued after he failed to attend a court in central England on Friday. Forestieri, a striker with English second-tier club Sheffield Wednesday, had been due to appear at Mansfield Magistrates Court, with court staff telling Britain’s Press Association that he faced one charge of using threatening words or behaviour and another …

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